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    Default Why do you skim?

    Why do you skimboard? and why do you invest so much time into it?






    Well for me, my brother got me into it and even though its not that big around here. For the people in the area im good at it. And its a totally separate group of friends where age dosnt matter and who you hang out with outside dosnt just skimboarding. We discuss outside things but even still its a common group of people that have enjoyable ideas.
    I also always love a challenge and with the release of new skim dvds and online videos there is always something someone is better at and I like to try it and get better. There is a lot of competition in the sport and I like that.
    Also I got good at it very fast and I pour and invest so much money in it mostly because its fun. What makes it fun? around here doing the biggest thing on the smallest of waves around the world. And then people seeing you do it. Its fun because of audiences and the group of skimmers who push you. Its a constant push from other people.
    Around here we have a group of elite skimmers who have been around "forever" and then we have the newbs like me and some others and some newbs who have been accepted into this group of people.
    Its a great atmosphere with places like this and Its fun and thats why I skim.



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    Around here we have a group of elite skimmers who have been around "forever"
    1337 $k!)v(3|2z?????!!!!!! THEY ARE ELITE??? Are they X-treme critical boarder dudes who get inside of tunnels all day long to? They must be pretty radical and tubular!

    I skim because I'm gay, lots of gays in skimboarding, totally my scene. Plus a sport that has it's central message boards full of people who call each other kooks and jotos is pretty gnar. End of story.
    Hi. My signature can't have images, so you get to read this instead! TEE HEE!

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    me too..................................yaryaryayr

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    i didnt mean elite in that since i just meant more respected

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    i skim for the chicks and the money

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    i skim because i like to get some really serious injuries!
    skimportugal.com all you need to know about portuguese skimboarding...and more.

    [FONT="System"]may the skim be with you[/FONT]

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    i skim because I like the feeling of hitting a wave frontside and knowing that my fate lies in the confidence of my heel holding it's edge. Backside sometimes too.

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    Thats actually a good question, one i ask myself sometimes...like when its freezing out and im getting my ass kicked by waves. Anyway around my area skimming is pretty big, the beach is really big. Alot of people i know are at the beach and alot of my friends skimmed before i did and i just sorta picked it up and haven't looked back. As for putting money into the sport, i just dropped $510 into a Slotstik pro vac carbon and beaker pads

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    its SO SICK.

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    were you high when you posted this, kris?

    skimboarding keeps me sane.

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    I'm addicted. There are random things in my life that I can pick up quickly, unfortunately not swimming, but surprisingly it was a water sport. After just trying it out, I didn't stop. My best friend who was skimming with me stopped, but I met an older skimmer and then saw the SCskim.com guys and really progressed from there. I like it. I like the speed, the feeling of water moving all around me and stuff. Especially cause I wasn't very into water related things before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisStone
    I pour and invest so much money in it mostly because its fun.
    haha.........skimboarding is a pretty cheap sport. Boards might be expensive (in some peoples eyes).......but then what is the ongoing cost.....sunscreen?

    What are you pouring/investing money into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapdash
    haha.........skimboarding is a pretty cheap sport. Boards might be expensive (in some peoples eyes).......but then what is the ongoing cost.....sunscreen?

    What are you pouring/investing money into?

    baord repairs. videos. pads. sexy trunks. maybe a wetsuit.

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    skimboarding is expensive sometimes but i like how my skimboard is just a board and not much can go wrong with it... but if i go on a bike ride theres so many things that could wrong... thats one of my reasons i like skimboarding... other than that, i love putting use to waves.

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    It looked fun...i tried it....i love it!

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    half way derek

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    Because it beats the hell out of skating.

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    I just love the way how i can control my board in every way possible unlike surfing such as doin an air or big spin, and it just feels so frackin good to be goin so fast that your like hydroplanin on the water
    used to be vicskimwedger....

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    i do it for the multimillion dollar contracts and the shemales

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    My sisters ex-boyfriend used to skim when he wasnt surfing, and got me into skimming when I was a young teen. After that I sand-skimmed for a few years until I got myself an Exile Carbon... since then Ive been nuts about skimming. Every day I check the cams/weather websites constantly even when I know Im not skimming that day.

    My love for skimboarding is made up of a combination of things: I love the ocean/beach... Always have and always will. I also love the feel of riding waves, its a great feeling just gliding on water. I also love the feeling of satisfaction after a good wrap or line. Its also great cardio exercise.

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    [QUOTE=dan.nj]... since then Ive been nuts about skimming. Every day I check the cams/weather websites constantly even when I know Im not skimming that day.

    My love for skimboarding is made up of a combination of things: I love the ocean/beach... Always have and always will. I also love the feel of riding waves, its a great feeling just gliding on water. I also love the feeling of satisfaction after a good wrap or line. Its also great cardio exercise.[/QUOTE=dan.nj]

    ditto.

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    It's something I just love, I may not be good at it, but I love seeing myself progress, all the scrapes and cuts I endure are just minor things to me. I love the thrill of it though, I just do.

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    some reasons I tend to skim more than surf:

    I like the fast-paced nature of it
    I like the excercise
    I like being able to do it in boardshorts when the water's cold
    I like impressing tourists (yeah, I'll admit it)
    I like being able to see the hotties walk by

    but when the surf's good and the water's warm, the skimboard stays in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didj prophet
    i skim for the dudes and the money
    i agree..for money
    Abner Albino - Professional Person

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZapBulletRider
    some reasons I tend to skim more than surf:

    I like the fast-paced nature of it
    I like the excercise
    I like being able to do it in boardshorts when the water's cold
    I like impressing tourists (yeah, I'll admit it)
    I like being able to see the hotties walk by

    but when the surf's good and the water's warm, the skimboard stays in the car.
    Honestly, who doesnt? One of the greatest things is having a group of 10 people just standing behind you in awe. Ive skimmed in front of many family parties... its great to have drunk people come up and completely bug out even when you just do something non-technical out the back.

    Anyone skim in front of a family party/wedding party? The people are real chill, you sometimes get free food/drinks, and theres always a DJ playing. Its everything you need right behind you while you skim.

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    Simply because I get a rush out of it.

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    the glide

    and the skill level required to master the sport
    so it goes

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    I do it because I'm a Christian.

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    I have skimmed near a wedding but they were never particularly that nice

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    My dad got me into. He grew up in Emerald Bay which is in north laguna so yeah...put the pieces together.

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    i skim because i like the way the salt water feels on my balls
    Tim Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by solvenTim
    i skim because i like the way the salt water feels on my balls
    I don't really think I should have laughed at this, but I did.

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    because i said so

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    anything with waves really intrest me. waves are just sick in general. they're so unlike anything else in my opinion.

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    because watching half-naked boys run around is fun.
    if anyone says otherwise, they're lying

 

 

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